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Uto July 12, 2012 climb Rogers pass Sir Donald pics Selkirks

  Daytrip from the campground with Mark Klassen and Kris Irwin leading Kevin, Dave and myself on a great easy rock route.   Plan A was to be North Victoria but was too hot with no overnight freeze so we decided to go to Rogers Pass and do Uto from the campground(1700m day).  Up early in […]

Mount Bell climb scramble NE Ridge 5.3 Aug 26/2011 Banff Lake Louise quartzite

Successful climb/scramble of the NE ridge with Wietse and Scott. This is a long day as it took us 13 hours car to car. We took the shortcut direct to the ridge from the Taylor lake trail junction which saved about 1 hour and were on top in about 7 hours including lunches and a […]

King George South Face July 15-17/2011 Alpine Climb Canadian Rockies

Big trip – three days – access by mining and logging roads (settlers road)  Height of the Rockies BC provincial park and then cross log foot bridge. wet hike in on mainly game/elk trails for x km and 1000 m to camp/bivy in valley beside princess Mary/x creek. Up at 2:30 am, walk on mainly firm snow   Mark’s report […]

Mary Barclay June 10/2011

A good short early season training type day. Bike approach from Nakiska road worked well- 6.5 km vs 8.8 km from barrier dam. I will let Kevin Papke tell this one. Well our good friend Scott has finally accomplished a goal he set out to 30 yrs ago. Mary Barclay’s Mtn. Early in his illustrious climbing career, […]

Mount Bell NE Ridge 5.3 (aka E Ridge 5.4) Banff Lake Louise Canada

(Note successfull trip in 2011 – link below) Mount Bell NE Ridge has been in the back of my mind for the last two years because of Gary’s accident August 4, 2008.  He fell while we were on approach to the NE Ridge. He has limited memories from before the head trauma and is a […]

Ha Ling NE Buttress 5.6

Trad 5.6 rock climb with guide Mark Klassen and Kevin.  Not many good pics as we were concentrating on the climb and I creased the mechanical lens cover on my best small camera last week so had my old small camera.  A good climb with good positions on the rock . Lots of variety of […]

Mount Stanley North Face July 15/10 Kootenay Park, Canada

Roy, Kevin and I along with guide Mark Klassen and assistant Kris Irwin did the North Face (Kahl route – alpine Grade III) on Thursday.  Solid day as we left the bivy at 2:30AM and were on top by 8 AM.  Good conditions as schrund was easy and only two pitches of easy ice just above the schrund. […]

Squaws Tit Canmore Scramble June 2009 No Bushwack Route

    Pictures are here Squaws Tit June 2009, I do not know if there is anyone out there who has not done this yet but bushwacking is no longer necessary. I had put off doing this because of all the reports of bad thrashing and compass readings, etc.  I decide to do Squaws solo […]

ESE Ridge of Lady MacDonald 5.5 (aka SE Ridge)

Rock climb with Kevin Papke – 1300 m –  up to 5.5 – lots of knife edge ridge. Eight hours up – 2 hours down. May 29, 2009.  Parked at the Cougar Canyon park lot. This time of year, you have to cross the stream 5-6 times on various wet slippery rock crossings as the […]